Dina Asher-Smith crowned herself World 200m Champion and 100m Silver Medalist in Doha. Due to a slight injury Asher-Smith couldn’t qualilfy for the 100m final and had to wthdraw from the 200m in Tokyo. But the Briton was happy to take bronze at the end of the tournament with the British 4x100m Relay team. Asher-Smith wants to finish her season in style and she has good memories of the track in Brussels, where she won the Diamond League 100m final in 2019.
But Elaine Thompson-Herah may well stand in the way of Asher-Smith celebrating a second victory in Brussels. The 29 year old Jamaican proved to be on top of her game in Tokyo by winning triple gold in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m. 4x100m gold medalist Shericka Jackson will be another strong contender in the 200m at the Allianz Memorial Van Damme. The 21 year old super talented Sha’Carri Richardson will also be a serious threat for the favourites.
Next to join the Entry List is Marie-Josée Ta Lou. The 32 year old from the Ivory Coast is one of the most consistent world class sprinters. She became 4th and 5th in the Olympic 100m and 200m respectively.
In the Women’s 5000m Helen Obiri has confirmed her presence at the second to last leg of the Wanda Diamond League. The 31 year old Kenyan is the 2017 World Champion and the Olympic Silver Medalist behind Sifan Hassan. The Dutchwoman is due to attack the 10000m World Record at the Allianz Memorial Van Damme.
In the Men’s 400m Kirani James from Grenada heads the field. James won gold in London 2012, silver in Rio 2016 and bronze in Tokyo 2021 and now owns the full set of colours of Olympic medals. On Sep., 3rd the Grenadian two times Wanda Diamond League winner targets a first victory under the 9 balls of the Brussels Atomium.